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we will not be the only ones. making a run for it. >> interesting, interesting. original twinkies were filled with banana cream filling. >> your favorite. >> i love banana cream pie. my favorite. boynes we s bananas were scarce in world war ii. went to vanilla. so popular they stayed with it. >> look at you. a hostess historian. >> food aficionado. >> a ho-stess. >> with the mo-stess. >> christiane amanpour in the middle east. details straight ahead. also this half hour, "insomniac theatre." what "twilight" fans have been waiting for for so long. well, the wait is over. stick around. ♪ for a thousand years and i will love you for a thousand more ♪ >> announcer: "world news now"
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welcome back, everyone. the world's tinder box has ignited again. israel and palestinians in gaza are lobbing hundred of rockets at each other. >> it is a war that threatens to pull at its neighbors and possibly the united states as well. abc's global affairs anchor christieian amanpour is in
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jerusalem where you can imagine tensions are extremely high. >> reporter: after days of tit-for-tat attacks between israel and palestinians in gaza, the israeli military stepped up, operating pillar of defense. its first target was al jabari, a military chief if hamas. israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children. including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc who asked, what did my son do to die like this? the hamas leader vowed revenge telling reporters, israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv.
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we have plan in place, and they will regret what they did. and hamas made good on the threat, launching a rocket attack on tell aveev, israel's largest city where residents crouched in fear. israeli troops were seen making their way to the gaza border, a grim indication that a ground war may be next. this battle, which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. back in washington president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. so, of course, in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war.
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>> thank you, christieian for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on in addition to the violence on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. all of this began earlier this week. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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as we all know we are as we all know, we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a
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milestone, bringing smiles to 100 million boys and girls. abc's terry moran has the story. >> reporter: you remember, your first book. a moment filled with bright dreams and possibilities. and in washington, d.c., these children began living those dreams. >> little tiny baby bird. i didn't see that. >> reporter: kalia is one of millions of american girls and boys, books are luxuries in many of their homes. >> we are here to celebrate the 100 millionth book. >> 20 years ago kyle zimmer founded first books bringing books to children in need, 100 million books now and counting. >> i have seen the light in their eyes go on. they can't belief they got to keep books of their own. >> reporter: it makes a lifelong difference. studies show a child's ability to understand stories jumps 20% when there are books in the home. way back in 1992, crystal stewart got a book from first books. she was the oldest of four kids
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of a working mom, and she just loved to read. still does. it almost sounds like reading helped you get away from the tough parts of your childhood. >> it did, yes. >> reporter: chase kennedy received the official 100 millionth book. >> green eggs and ham! they become voters. they can get jobs. it's a tremendously empowering thing for somebody to become a reader. >> reporter: congratulations. >> thank you. >> reporter: you are welcome. our children, our future, what dreams they carry away. terry moran, abc news, washington. >> power of a book. >> absolutely a lifelong passport to success. learning how to read. >> what does that say? >> we'll be back. read. >> what does that say? >> we'll be back. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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>> -- thart theater. >> the movies this weekend. two very different romances. >> indeed. twihards are rejoicing because "breaking dawn 2" is here. or go see "silver linings" bradley cooper's movie. the first one, twilight. >> theoretically it's the fifth and final film. where they left things off with the first one, bella. kristen stewart having robert pattinson's baby the to save her during child birth he turns her into a vampire. the baby is half human, half vamp. and allegedly supposed to be like the future spouse of taylor lautner. bella has become a vampire. they're telling her this is what
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you need do in order to act like a vampire because they don't breathe. it involves their posture. they have red eyes. here's what you need to do to act like you're human. >> hold your breath. it will help with the thirst. don't forget to move your shoulders so it looks like you're breathing. >> don't sit so straight. humans don't do that. >> okay. i got it. move around, blink, slouch. >> so the ap says it is by far the best film in the series. doesn't mean it is necessarily good. the director, bill condin lets his freak flag fly. the l.a. times says, breaking dawn 2 doesn't take itself so seriously more humor. in general. >> crazy climax in the end of the movie too. and a different kind of movie here, "silver living" and the bradley cooper character is
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getting discharged from a psychiatric facility by his mother. starts a new life, goes back to his childhood home, tries to reunite with his wife, off his meds. interesting situation. meets jennifer lawrence character, a young widow, all the emotional turmoil stems from there. take a listen. >> how is your job? >> i'm having sex with everybody in the office. >> everybody? >> i was very depressed after tommy died. it was a lot of people. >> we don't have to talk about it. >> thanks. >> how many were there? >> 11. >> i know. >> real self-starter, jennifer. l.a. times likes it. director, getting props. smart, honest, unexpected dialogue. so two good choice
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once again palestinians and israelis are trading fire. >> it's the heaviest spat of violence in four years, and there's no sign that it's going end any time soon. it's friday, november 16th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." well, we are talking about hundreds of missiles being fired into israel and dozens of air strikes against targets in the hamas-ruled gaza strip. good friday morning, everyone, i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. a serious matter addressed to day on capitol hill, that is wrl former cia director david petraeus will tell lawmakers about the deadly attack against americans in benghazi back in september. what else he may be asked about, who knows. lawmakers insist their focus will be strictly on that attack.
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plus, in the wake of superstorm sandy, hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed. we will check in on what effect that is having on the used car market. >> very interesting story. could impact consumers nationwide. so that is not a northeast story by any stretch. plus, uh-oh, could there be trouble in paradise? we're hearing word the marriage of kris and bruce jenner might be on the rocks. now, if that is not a story for a friday "skinny," you tell me what is. >> we would be shocked if that hatched, happened, right? >> they're classy. i'm sure they'll save the break-up for the next season. >> reality tv. first, it is another day of violence. nearly 100 israeli missiles exploded in gaza city as the death toll climbed to 19. >> on top of that, israel is now threatening to bring in tanks and troops as well to fight on the ground.
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abc's alex marquardt reports. from gaza city. >> reporter: all day long rockets filled the bright blue sky. gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared as residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli war planes pounded the gaza strip. its targets, militant groups, most notably hamas. caught in the crossfire, at least 12 civilians, including an 11-month-old boy. what did my son do to die like this, his father cried? this is what the aftermath of one of the strikes looks like, a massive crater filled with cinder block, rebar, the strong smell of diesel fuel, several houses around were damaged very badly, and residents here on the street tell us they hope hamas and groups will keep firing rockets into israel for retaliation. israel says this is a rise to the almost 800 rockets that had landed in israel from gaza this year alone. this biggest escalation in years began with israel, targeting the
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car of hamas' top military commander, eliminated in the brink of an eye. israel said it is ready to enlarge this operation and there are reports of significant troop movements towards gaza. 30,000 reservists may be called up, a sign that an israeli ground incursion into this enclave may be imminent. >> abc's alex marquardt reporting from gaza city. our other major story, former cia chief david petraeus heads to capitol hill this morning. it's his first public appearance since the scandal broke. petraeus is expected to face questions how the cia handled the attack on the consulate in benghazi. we won't be able to hear the questions it all takes place behind closed doors. there will be two more hearings that take place two weeks from now. those will be open. this one won't be. >> it's interesting too. one of the leading critics of the benghazi situation, senator john mccain, he made headlines yesterday because there was a
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closed door hearing yesterday, debriefs for a group of senators on the commit tee of which he is a member. at the same time he is holding a press conference, blasting the president calling for detail. he is missing the actual meeting where they were debriefing senators about the situation. office called it a scheduling glitch or error of some kind. it was just -- he has been so vocal, how did you miss this particular meeting? he kind of had very tense words with a tv producer that made a lot of headlines yesterday. hopefully people will end the news conferences and get to the important part, investigative part of what happened. you know leave the media alone. get to the hard work. >> i think he is part of that congressional committee asking for a watergate style of investigation. >> yes, bringing all of those committees together. >> yes. petraeus is also speaking for the first time about the affair which ended his career. he tells kyra phillips he screwed up terribly and felt fortunate to have a wife who is far better than he deserves. he also told phillips he has not spoken to paula broadwell since the scandal broke and he never
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passed on classified information. attorney general eric holder under fire for the fbi's role in the benghazi attack. that issue is exactly why the white house and top lawmakers were not told that the head of the cia was being investigated. >> as we went through the investigation, looked at the facts, and tried to examine them as they developed, we were very -- we felt very secure in the knowledge that national security threat did not exist, largely the sharing of that information with the white house or with the hill. >> we also learned that the cia has now launched its own investigation into petraeus during his time in the cia, and the army said yesterday it has no interest in calling the retired general back to active duty to pursue adultery charges against him. we're also learning that the two women caught up in the scandal may have tried to profit from their ties to david
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petraeus. >> during her affair with petraeus, his biographer paula broadwell appeared in an infomercial last december for some lightweight machine guns. meanwhile jill kelley accused of using petraeus' name to try brokering a deal with south korean officials for an energy facility and asking for an $80 million commission, as part of the multibillion dollar deal. we're told after that, petraeus asked kelley to stop throwing his name around. >> interesting, she was trying to broker the deal. the gentleman whom she was speaking to when she asked for the $80 million fee, he is like i knew right away she was inexperienced and unqualified for the job, but she also said that she had access to senior government officials in korea and that petraeus arranged for her to get the position of honorary consul for south korea. >> no one likes a name dropper, you know what i mean? when you are -- have positions of that prominence and power and
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literally national security is at risk, do you have to be, i think, the folks will be careful about with whom they associate and who they have as their friend. so it sounds like in some ways both women were trying to, you know, profit, publicity wise and financially from their relationships. so, just gets messier and messier. moving on to a very sad story. witnesses in texas are describing a horrifying scene. at a railroad crossing where a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded war veterans. four people were killed. 17 injured in the accident at a train crossing in midland. the union pacific railroad says the crossing gates and lights were working at the time. the national transportation safety board is investigating. however, witnesses say the gates did not come down before the float crossed those train tracks. president obama is extending today's deadline now giving states until mid december to decide how they want to proceed with the new health care law. states must create markets for customers to shop for health insurance, or the federal government will do it for them. while some republican-led states
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are backing off their opposition to the law, at least seven governors say in their states they will not set up that exchange. here is a look at your friday weather. few showers possible in the mid-atlantic and south florida. east coast, pleasant conditions. rain along the california coastline. >> it is 10 degrees warmer than usual in colorado springs. minneapolis is right where it should be in the nidiaye mid-40s. honolulu and miami, get jealous in the mid 80s. an amazing soccer goal if we are showing it to you here on "world news now". it happened wednesday night in an exhibition match, between sweden/england. >> this is so awesome. keep your eye on the screen. this is crazy. wait for it. boom. that was when sweden's lay on the u layton ibrahimovic pulled off what is being called the greatest goal ever scored.
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pulled off his overhead kick from 25 yards way from the goal. coming again. then in true soccer celebration style, of course, pulled off the jersey, we guess he just wanted to show off the major ink he has on his back. >> wait for it. i didn't get to see the ink on his back. can we play the video again? >> you have privacy in your office, you will be able to look at it though. is that that was incredible though. >> yeah. his abs were great. >> his what? >> his abs. mike cal lohan in "the skinny" may not be good. let's just say -- this one is not good. >> not at all. first, replacing the car that was lost to sandy. more expenses for those who were hit the hardest. stay with us. we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. what's today's dare?
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wee ba welcome back, everyone. president obama visited new york yesterday to see the lingering damage from superstorm sandy. he took an aerial tour of the areas rashaged by wind, water, and fire, and comforted families on staten island where the loss of life was very high, telling them the government would be there for the long haul. >> but one aftershock of the super storm that is hitting the survivors hard is also rippling across the country. the price of used cars is now going through the roof. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: for the thousands of families who now need to rebuild their homes after the storm, hurricane sandy's second act feels especially cruel.
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>> we all lost our cars. at the same time, we're all trying to get a car. it's a madhouse. >> reporter: many of these families lost their transportation. more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today used car dealerships are busy with storm victims, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we're expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into the staten island used car dealership to buy a car, five lost their cars to the storm. michelle and thomas licari just bought a used minivan that came with 70,000 miles. >> we were hoping to get something for under $10,000. i wind up spending $13,000. >> reporter: it was a happy moment, but costly too. >> i need a car. i have off to go to work tomorrow. so i am planning to suffer. >> reporter: nancy zito lost two cars. today she can only afford one. >> we just don't have the money. >> reporter: it is not just the hurricane zone.
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experts believe used car prices will rise across the country as dealerships in new york and new jersey drain supplies. michael deville manages a dealership in los angeles. >> the east coast dealers are going to have to buy used cars. they're going to come over here to buy used cars. that may cause a price increase. >> reporter: but on staten island, this dealership told us they're trying to work with their customers who are also their neighbors. >> we, as managers, were told from the owner and the family, not to hurt anyone, not to gouge anyone, be fair. this is staten island. >> reporter: and the storm has already cost everyone so much. steve osunsami, abc news, new york. >> another trick they talk about is check for water in the headlights of the cars. it can seep in as well. we also have video in from the pat station, major connection for commuters here, new jersey into manhattan, of just how rough it was. you can see the water gushing into the station. it gives you the extent of the
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flooding issues post-sandy. >> remember tweeting a photo of it coming through the elevator door. fascinating to see the sheer devastation of that. kudos to everybody working around the clock to get everything up and running here in the city. >> and the shutdown for several days, not a few weeks, post-storm. they have gotten it back up, which is great. you can see the extent of the damage. slowly but surely getting there. staten island in a world of pain. hopefully getting life become to normal out there. >> when we come back, a kardashian marriage on the rocks? >> oh, stunning. >> which one? >> what is the buzz about kris and bruce jenner. it's in "the skinny," after this.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome back, everyone. so are bruce jenner and -- what did they say? why are you looking at me funny? >> that's my story. >> oh. you're doing that one. >> that's all right. you study it. go ahead. paula's attention deficit disorder strikes again. >> we can collaborate. >> you start off. >> bruce jenner and kris kardashian, allegedly might be headed for divorce court, according to the "national enquirer." bruce says he feels that kris treats him like a doormat, she constantly belittles his appearance and complains to mutual friends he is a boring
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old fart. he has even consulted a divorce lawyer concerning his 21-year-old marriage to kardashian. >> they've been together a long time. >> two kids. >> yeah, something begins with a k. $155 million fortune. but he's kind of tired and fed up with her. and apparently she's been flaunting some relationships. >> with younger men. >> younger men. >> the kardashian empire is growing so rapidly her ego is a little out of control. maybe the marriage could be headed for splitsville. it is the "national enquirer," so as always, take it with a pound, not a grain of salt. we'll see. marriages don't have too good of a rep in the kardashian family. so good luck to them. speaking of dysfunctional families, michael lohan, the father of everyone's favorite delinquent, lindsay lohan. apparently he was on a show and took a paternity test, a show in the uk. and the dna test proved he is, in fact, the father of an
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imlegitimate love child, 17-year-old ashley horn, born from an affair he had way back in 1995. all of this followed several years of public dispute between michael and her mother christie. now he is the dad of the 17-year-old. that would be lindsay's stepsister right? so there we go. the lohan family saga, which is an episode of "jerry springer," continues to get messier and dirtier and seedier. michael lohan father of the year nominee once again. do you want to collaborate on this one again? >> yeah. go for it. >> last night on mtv, cast of "the jersey shore" collaborated, if you saw, "restore the shore." the telethon. spawning out of this, donna schroeder, wonderful graphic artist, graphic designer here, her son and his fraternity took it one step further. they attend james madison university. they're selling wristbands. i'm going to try to hold it up.
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i'm wearing one right now. both of us are holding one up. restore the shore. delta sigma phi. >> yes, indeed. restore the shore. it says on here. it has restore the shore, name of the fraternity on the bracelet. they've raised $2,000 so far, which is great. hopefully we can help them raise a little more. down there at jmu buy them. go to deltasigjmuservice and click on the donate button. >> very cool. well done, guys. well done, guys. certainly folks in the area need that money. real quick, back to oprah in the headlines as well. in addition to her projects, now getting into the organic food business, based on her property on maui, trying to get all these new names, product names. licences. >> oils, sunscreens. >> and all this kind of stuff. oprah, yes getting into the food biz. i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ ♪ everybody's >> from day one we've been working through the weekend. >> no. it has been a lot. doesn't seem like ten days since the election. seems like six months. so much going on the last couple days. >> in dog years. finally one big story dominated the news this week and it was a whopper, not a burger king whopper. >> that indeed. what began with a resignation of the cia director turned into a story about an affair, top-level documents, and a socialite in tampa, and more importantly, worth a look back. >> yes, they are. that's why they call it a preliminary investigation. they had general petraeus caught up in it in one for or fashion. and that really caused them to take it all the way through to see what they really had. >> i thought she was getting what other reporters could get. but she was just getting more of it and getting more access and
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more kind of close-in access than other reporters got. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country and as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> because i'm an honorary consul general, so i have inviolability. so they should not be able to cross my property line. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> what the president -- what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you'd like to see. >> yeah? well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin! no, i'm sorry. that was uncalled for.
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i'm sorry. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. i felt like i was having a heart attack. i felt from the first tee to the 18th. i felt like i was going to pass out. but i didn't have a choice. >> it's as close as we will ever get to the living, breathing person. that so transfixed people. lincoln was not a cardboard cutout. he was not the figure on the $5 bill or the remote statue in the lincoln memorial. >> i cannot wait to see that movie. >> i bet you are going to see the new "twilight" movie. >> no, no, no, no. why start now? >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing @
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this morning on "world news now" -- tragic train collision. a freight train slams into a parade float that was carrying wounded veterans.
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>> now federal investigators are at the scene of that deadly crash. it is friday, november 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the police chief at the scene of that train accident calls it a tragic event that words can't describe. we're going to have a report in just a moment. also this half hour, the latest on the women at the center of the cia sex scandal. did they try to cash in on their high-powered connections? our brian ross has been looking into that. very interesting tidbits about how those ladies were living. yeah. and then forget about the fiscal cliff. what about the snack food cliff? >> no. >> america -- america is waiting for word today, perhaps, on the
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fate of twinkies. and it really, yes, folks, really could be the end. >> twinkies could fade into the twilight? >> bye-bye twinkies gone. maybe. a lot of drama at hostess headquarters. >> my heart breaks. my heart is screaming. >> favorite cream-filled snack. >> one of them. as everyone is running around looking for the new holiday toys, a couple of classics. the latest members of the toy hall of fame to which our director said "i didn't know there was a hall of fame for toys." >> i don't know either. you learn something every day on the overnights. first, a show of support to honor military heroes turned into a scene of horror last night in texas. >> it happened in the town of midland where a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans killing four people and injuring 17 others. abc's larry jacobs has the latest. >> -- got hit by a train. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: the parade float carrying wounded veterans to a banquet in their honor was
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broadsided by a freight train. it happened at this railroad crossing in midland, texas, two 18-wheelers with flatbed trailers were carried wounded warriors and their families. the first truck crossed the railroad track safely. but the second took the full force of the collision. >> saw the truck crossing the tracks, about halfway across the gate started coming down. the truck tried to blow his horn to get, the other people in front of him out of the way. the gates actually hit the, the first people on the trailer. >> some people were able to jump off, and some, they were sitting in the wheelchairs on top of that and they couldn't do knowing about it. >> reporter: sirens from the police cars in the parade may have drowned out the sound of the locomotive barreling down on the trailer. >> the first truck got across. the second truck was just, you know, halfway and it just got hit right in the middle of the trailer with all those people sitting on there. >> we had the warriors, wounded warriors themselves were helping
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each other. they were treating each other. they were moving each other. they were -- >> reporter: the national transportation safety board is investigating. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> just tragic. well, david petraeus is under scrutiny this morning on two fronts. the cia has launched an investigation into weather the former director leaked classified information, and general petraeus will be on capitol hill this morning where he is expecting to face tough questions from lawmakers over the benghazi attack. the hearings are closed to the public. and petraeus is speaking for the first time about the affair which ended his career. he tells reporter, kyra phillips he screwed up terribly and even felt fortunate to have a wife who is far better than he deserves. he also told phillips that he has not spoken to paula broadwell since the scandal broke and that he never disseminated classified information to her. >> that really is the most important part of the story, was
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there national security risks at all. moving on to that, new questions about the so-called other woman in petraeus' life. did the two actually try to profit from their connection to the four-star general? abc's brian ross investigates. >> reporter: in addition to the book and the sex, paula broadwell's connection with general david petraeus provided another benefit. a celebrity status in military circles that led to a role as an expert commentator and firing range demonstrator on an infomercial for a company trying to gain military contracts for this strange-looking lightweight machine gun. >> on the individual fighter, reducing weight is critical. >> reporter: on this tape, shot last december, in the midst of her affair with the four-star general running the cia, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. in a previous infomercial six years ago she had no speaking part and simply demonstrated the gun. officials at the company located in virginia beach said broadwell
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has no official affiliation with them, but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watchdog groups say the use of broadwell was a brill yanlts move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friends with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used -- allegedly used the cia director's name in an effort this summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels that they were essentially doing a favor for general petraeus. >> reporter: the new york
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businessman broke off dealing with jill kelley after she asked for an $80 million commission. there was no immediate comment from kelley, but a source close to petraeus said he had absolutely nothing do with jill kell kelley's deal and had, in fact, asked her to stop throwing his name around. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> apparently she was throwing it around. the name that is. >> indeed. careful -- careful, the company you keep. and also, one of the big issues here exactly what the administration knew. certainly the white house's response to benghazi was clumsy at best. different competing stories in all of this. and petraeus reportedly said, he never gave any talking points at all to susan rice the u.s. ambassador. and, i'm sorry, the u.n. ambassador for the u.s. and says he almost knew meadely that this was a terror attack. what he tells congress behind closed doors today should be interesting to shedding some very credible light on what happened there.
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he was in charge at the time. visited, recently, even after, this whole scandal was coming to light. so fascinating to be a fly on that wall today should be interesting. >> he is reportedly very eager to disseminate information and the discovery over in libya and to share the time line of events as well. >> indeed. we'll stay on top of that. fighting between israel and palestinians has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and the israelis. earlier nearly 100 missiles landed in gaza, bringing the death toll there to 19. a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig back in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days.
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bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama yesterday paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and he got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there as well, and praised new yorkers for their ongoing toughness and resilience. >> about half of the fatalities in the new york city area happened on staten island. they were really devastated. deadline issued to striking hostess workers has come and gone. and so far nobody is budging. >> that's it.
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hostess told employees if they did not get back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night the company would move to shut its doors for good. well, the picket lines are still up, and hostess says it will announce its next move later this morning. so in the meantime we're just left to saver all of the goodness from hostess. what are these? obviously. twinkie here. these are the ohio these are the ho-hos. >> don't call me that. come on. >> suzy qs. is that what it is called, zach. >> where is the ding doing? you should know something about that. >> your favorite. >> i want to dispel a little myth though -- always thought these didn't have a shelf life. they would stay good forever.
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>> hold on, i have to grab my ding-dong. >> grab your ding-dong. >> sorry, susie -- grab my other ding-dong. >> where is the other? >> i don't know my own ding-dong, that is embarrassing. >> twinkies do expire. good for a month on the shelf. did you know that? >> thought they lasted 40 years. >> they don't. that is a myth. i want to dispel it. >> only a month. really thought it was a lot longer than that. >> most things last longer than my ding-dong. we told you about baseball cy young award yesterday, so we may as well go with the mvps now. national league, buster posey, catcher of the world series. champion san francisco giants. and he was also the first catcher in 70 years to win the nl batting title. >> in the american league, in the al, no surprise there, cabrera of the detroit tigers led in hitting, home runs, rbis on the way to the world series. unfortunately, we didn't see a lot of that show up in the world series. >> true dat. from the boys of summer to toys of forever. meet the newest class of the toy, toy hall of fame. who knew? >> i didn't. "star wars" action figures, darth vader and all the rest, and dominoes are this year's
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winners and will take their place alongside barbie to mr. potato head at the toy hall of fame in rochester, new york. sorry, i've got some twin keys caught in my throat. >> don't choke. coming up a classic match playing out since the dawn of time. man versus monster. >> but first, one of our own is senior white house correspondent jake tapper spending some time last night on the couch with our friend jimmy kille. it's all next on "world news now." >> paula, get a towel. >> yeah. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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outpost: an untold story of welcome back. abc's white house correspondent jake tapper is just out with a new book about an attack on a remote u.s. military base in afghanistan. >> the book is called "the
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outpost: an untold story of american valor." and jake talked with jimmy kimmel about the surreal experience of writing a book about afghanistan. >> you interviewed hundreds of people, including people who aren't necessarily on our side. >> right. i did interview an insurgent or two. >> and how do you interview an iner is gent? are they on craigslist over there or how do you get them? >> i had a fixer. and the fixer was from this, this remote region, called nuristan, from where "the man who would be king" took place, the rudyard kipling novel and the movie. and the fixer found an insurgent. so bizarre. sitting in my nice little study with my computer on. my mac. and i am skyping with an insurgent. one of the many guys who has come and reconciled with the government. he is no longer an insurgent. so it's not like i know where
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the bad guy is. he is actually now -- he is cool. >> in the book, the nuristanis, and how they're a different culture from the other afghans. >> it's like the afghanistan of afghanistan. they are completely cut off. they don't want anybody there. they were the last ones to convert to islam. they are a rebellious people. the outfit that i profile outside of it are the hollowed out shells of former soviet personnel carriers. for a lot of the soldiers, it was not reassuring. >> so they're not watching cable news. they're not getting cnn and al-jazeera in those places? >> short wave radio. it a lot -- it depend on the town. it's cut off from a lot of civilization. >> the thing i love about that too, and, congratulations, jake on the book. he was inspired to write it. news of the attack where eight soldiers were killed came out on the same day that his son was born back in 2009. so republican rk i so really, i think, the motivation for the book came
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from his heart as a dad. so i think that was interesting, the genesis of it. >> we thank jake for telling some of the stories that otherwise would have been untold. all too many of them. >> that is for sure. coming up next, a journey into the deepest darkest jungle. >> what it takes to survive in the amazon, sorting out the monsters from the myths. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from
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you don't have to go to well, you don't have to go to outer space to find new exotic forms of life. in the amazon, new species are found every three days, but it ain't easy. >> no, it is not. abc's matt gutman traveled to the heart out jungle with a man who spend his life, sorting out the myths from the monsters. >> reporter: bloodthirsty beasts that feed on human flesh, aquatic assassins that drag swimmers to their deaths.
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myths, you might say. but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. that's where richard terry comes in. richard is the host of nat geo's "man v monster," and he travels the globe to unravel the mysteries behind the myths. >> it is a great reason to find out the truth to hear their stories and try to work out what has been frightening them. >> reporter: richard will show me what it takes to survive a night in the monster capital of the world -- the amazon. he was investigating a scaled creature attacking villagers. including this young boy. tiago. >> tiago was in his canoe. he heard a splash, he was checking his nets. when he looked to see what it was he was attacked from the water. >> reporter: he didn't see the animal that attacked him, but whatever it was it left its bite mark. an important clue as richard began his investigation. >> i can see it in the net now -- it is thrashing around. he has his first suspect, the aripima, the world's largest
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freshwater fish, weighing in at 400 pound. could this be the culprit? >> doesn't have a mouth big enough for the bite mark on his leg. >> reporter: on our own monster quest we find plenty, admittedly of miniature variety. like these bullman ants. >> look at the size of it mandibles. >> delivers the world's most painful insect bite. and fish catcher spiders. >> think where you put your hands. they're all over the place. >> reporter: to survive you need to eat. we head to the water to catch our dinner. when suddenly, we notice red eyes glowing a few feet away. before we know it, our guide, samuel, has grabbed the monster with his bare hand and hauled it back on our boat. it's a kayman, a relative of the crocodile. locals eat young caymans like this one. adult caymans have been known to eat the locals. >> look at the size of his head there. it's so distinctive. this is a black armor.
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this is a black cayman. serious contender to be the creature attacking people. the closest i have got yet. but it is just not long enough to match what people have been describing. >> reporter: richard's search for the real monster will have to continue. in the meantime my attempt to survive a night in the jungle now hinges on samuel's ability to catch our dinner. >> no. >> no, he didn't. there's dinner. >> reporter: a master monster hunter i'm not. it's time to cut my losses and leave the jungle life to the pros. you know what they say, when the going gets tough, the tough find the nearest barbecue joint. i'm matt gutman in the amazon. >> yeah. >> what are they eating there? what kind of barbecue? >> who knows. man. that's one of those assignments -- you know, matt's a better man than i am. i applaud his bravery. >> you wouldn't do that? >> no. >> you would. go down on the amazon? >> i don't even like getting on the subway. "the mix" is next. we'll be back. ♪
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junk food we've been eating. >> go ahead. >> you know we love to eat on the show. food. and we've had random variety of food tonight. skittles. king dongs. or are they ding dongs? >> ding dongs. >> chips. now a story that kind of has really captured us. it is cracker jacks with caffeine. >> oh. >> they're called cracker jack'd. jacked up with caffeine. they're going to hit stores soon. the power bites are drawing criticism from health advocacy groups. they fear that they might make the little kids a little too hyper. yeah. >> they got to be worried about marketing caffeine to kids. cracker jacks, a kids snack. >> kids snack. >> all the news. that came out this week -- five hour energy. whether deaths were linked to the drink.
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all tough that. maybe the timing isn't great. but sounds kind of tasty. >> this one is specifically marketed to adults. not to little johnnies. >> that's good. that's good. all right, folks. well, hopefully you didn't need any caffeine to stay up with us on this friday. with that, as always, our friday, enjoy your polka. >> everyone here at miloski's farm, listen up. ♪ here's my visual cliche like the pilgrims used to say it's the turkey polka ♪ ♪ smell that gravy in the pan overdose on tryptophan ♪ ♪ that's the turkey polka ♪ turkeys are such stupid birds they're proving so today if these are free-range turkeys why don't they all run away ♪ ♪ here in calverton, new york, the turkeys yell eat more pork ♪ ♪ that's the turkey polka ♪
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this morning on "world news now" -- david petraeus in his own word. the former cia director is on capitol hill today.
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>> one subject he will definitely be talking about is the deadly attack against americans in libya. it's friday, november 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well, in just a few hours from now petraeus will testify behind closed doors to lawmakers, and whether he'll have anything to say about, of course, that ongoing sex scandal remains to be seen, lawmakers saying they want to focus strictly on benghazi, not the zanl, but we'll see how that plays out. good friday morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> oh, i love the sound of that. >> friday it is. >> and your name. >> made it through another week. >> lawmakers in the house and senate hatch lots of questions for him no doubt about that. as he said, he's rob, and i think i'm paula. we've made it through the week. a very serious situation in the middle east. israeli forces and palestinian
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militants trading fire with deadly effect. the powder keg is burning once again. never a stable situation there. and now people worried about the potential of an all-out war. so the eyes of the world clearly back in that region of the world again. >> hamas saying they opened the gates of hell by killing their top leader as well. so it looks like that situation is just escalating. and bp pleading guilty in connection with the massive gulf oil spill. it's going to cost the company billions more than its already spent, and the government's investigation is not over yet. >> that was the criminal side of things. the civil matter, still, pending. we'll get into that in just a second. then we'll lighten things up on this friday by marking a milestone in the effort to get more kids reading. we've got a look at a decades-old program that is trying to improve children's lives one book at a time. but before all of that, david petraeus will be on the defensive when he appears this morning before top lawmakers on capitol hill. he is being called on the carpet
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over, of course, the cia's role in the benghazi attack. >> but he's also expected to face questions about the affair, which led to his resignation. with a preview we are joined by sunlen miller. sunlen? >> good morning, rob, paula. today is the day. it will be the first time we see general petraeus in public since this scandal breck exactly one week ago. general petraeus today faces capitol hill. the former cia director will testify behind closed doors, separately before the house and senate intelligence committees this morning. the focus is supposed to be on the attack on the consulate in benghazi this september. >> general petraeus went to tripoli and interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. and so the opportunity to get his views, i think, is very important. >> but after admitting to his affair and resigning from his position, many in congress say
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the focus will also now be on the scandal that has rocked washington this week. according to sources, petraeus admits his wrongdoing with at fair. he's told a friend, quote, i really screwed up. but many in congress are saying more needs to be answered and will ask specifically if his affair with paula broadwell ever compromised national security. attorney general eric holder is 'under fire, having to answer questions as to why the fbi waited so long to tell president obama that the affair was being uncovered. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> and petraeus will first testify in front of the house this morning at 7:30 a.m. eastern time. he'll then be quickly ushered to the senate side for his second testimony of the day. rob and paula? >> all right. sunlen, thank you. an interesting report came out yesterday too. that petraeus reportedly through
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a source said that he knew almost immediately that this was a terror attack, not something in relation to that in an islam film, obviously would be contradicting what we heard from white house officials, including ambassador susan rice. it should be very interesting tomorrow what kind of time line he lays out. and when those assessments came in that this really was a terror attack. there were 20 reports said look related to the movie. look, we quickly proved those false. and we thought it was a terror attack. so it is -- take away the affair. his testimony tomorrow, even though we won't hear it, should be incredibly important. >> he is reportedly eager to lay out the time line and share his testimony of what happened as well. but the senate intelligence committee, dhad see a video as to the time line and kind of how they visualized things that happened. would not comment on whether or not ambassador chris stevens was included in that video, actual legitimate visuals of him. but -- it's interesting. this one is going to be closed. but in two more weeks, the week after next, two weeks from now,
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two more hearings. those are expected to be open. this one is closed. >> for folks wondering where the benghazi matter is heading besides petraeus' testimony on capitol hill, there are four senate committees looking into this. some senators calling for a special watergate style super committee of sorts to look night. lawmakers are seriously prying into this to get hopefully to, to the truth. so stay tuned as we like to say here in tv land. president obama has invited congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today for a summit on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. $500 billion in tax hikes along with deep spending cuts are set to kick in january 1st if they don't reach a deal. both sides say they're willing to look for compromises. but the markets, of course, have been very jittery, worried that there will not be a resolution by that deadline in just a few weeks, less than 50 days now. overseas now, a question who blinks first in the increasingly violent conflict between israel and the palestinians.
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>> israeli officials warn they're ready for a ground invasion if hamas does not stop firing missiles into the country. fighting between the two side escalated sharply yesterday. with a first ever militant attack on the tel aviv area. we'll, of course, have much more on the growing tension coming up later in this half hour of the show. federal investigators are heading to the scene of a tragic accident in texas where a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. four people were killed, 17 hurt, when the europe onpacific train hit the float at a crossing after sounding its horn. the railroad said the crossing gates and lights were working and it's not clear if the train crew saw the float. but there are some reports that the sirens from the police escort were so loud that they could not hear the train. signaling it was incoming. >> that kind of accident strikes me as totally avoidable. you have a lot of questions about how that could possibly
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happen with a preplanned event right there. >> people jumping off of the float. then those handicapped in wheelchairs incapacitated and sitting ducks. >> that is awful. all right. in other news this morning, it's the largest criminal resolution ever for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. >> bp will pay $4.5 billion for the oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and decimated the gulf of mexico back in 2010. and more fines could be on the way. abc's karen travers has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. bp says it spent more than $14 billion to lessen the impact of the 2010 oil spill. and yesterday the government said they're going pay $4 billion more. over 2 1/2 years ago, this was the horrific scene in the gulf of mexico. the april 2010 explosion of bp's deep water horizon. 50 miles off the coast of louisiana, killed 11 workers and sent about 200 million gallons of crude oil into the water. and the british oil giant
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admitted it was negligent. >> bp has agreed to plead guilty to all 14 criminal charges, including respondent for the deaths of 11 people. the company has also agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties. >> reporter: that include nearly $1.3 billion in criminal fines, the largest total criminal resolution in u.s. history. the spill had a devastating impact on the gulf coast fishing industry. it was the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. >> bp made a tragic situation worse. >> two bp employees were charged with manslaughter for negligence in their supervision of critical safety tests before the well exploded. a third bp employee was charged with obstruction of congress and making false statements to investigators about the flow rate of oil into the gulf. in a statement the bp chairman
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said the company believes the resolution is in its best interest and that of its shareholders. but attorney general eric holder made it clear this is not the end. >> our criminal investigation remains ongoing. >> almost all of the money that bp will pay in the settlement will go to the states on the gulf coast affected by the oil spill. rob and paula, back to you. >> long awaited money for sure. one air force pilot is alive after safely effecting when his stealth fighter crashed in florida. the crash site remains off limits. but a still photo shows smoke in the distance. the f-22 raptor went down near tindall air force base, south of panama city. no word on what caused the $190 million fighter to crash. the army is just out with very troubling new numbers on soldier suicide this year. at the end of last month, more active-duty soldiers had taken their own lives than in all of last year. 166 suicides through october, one more than in 2011. earlier this fall the army ordered a service-wide
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stand-down day, requiring soldiers to learn about suicide prevention. >> just tragic. and there's more bad news from the u.s. postal service. the mail agency had a record $16 billion net loss for the past fiscal year. the postal service wants congress to allow it to close facilities and cut the days it delivers mail. first-class mail volume is down significantly. >> continuously bad news from those guys. well, hostess issued an ultimatum, but striking workers did not blink. >> the company said come back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night or it would move to shut down for good. workers stayed on the picket lines. and now hostess says it won't announce its next move until later this morning. 18,000 jobs are at stake. i wonder if they were trying to call their bluff. >> workers didn't go though. they didn't bend. but, of course, you know, the threat of us losing our precious
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twinkies, we had to make a run. imagine, if they do close down, we will not be the only ones. making a run for it. >> interesting, interesting. original twinkies were filled with banana cream filling. >> your favorite. >> i love banana cream pie. it's my favorite. but because bananas were scarce in world war ii, they went to vanilla. so popular, they just stayed with it. >> look at you. a hostess historian. >> food aficionado. >> a ho-stess. >> with the mo-stess. coming up, christiane amanpour in the middle east. a tense situation there. the details straight ahead. also this half hour, "insomniac theatre." what "twilight" fans have been waiting for for so long. well, the wait is over. stick around. ♪ for a thousand years i'll love you for a thousand more ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no!no! hair removal.
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welcome back, everyone. the world's tinderbox has ignited again. israel and the plichbs in gaza are lobbing hundreds of rockets at each other. >> it is a war that threatens to pull at its neighbors and possibly the united states as well. abc's global affairs anchor
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christiane amanpour is in jerusalem where you can imagine tensions are extremely high. >> reporter: after days of tit-for-tat attacks between israel and palestinians in gaza, the israeli military stepped up, operating pillar of defense. its first target was al jabari, a military chief for hamas, a government which israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children. including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc who asked, what did my son do to die like this? the hamas leader vowed revenge, telling reporters, israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have a plan in place, and they will regret what they did.
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and hamas made good on that threat, launching a rocket attack on tel aviv, israel's largest city where residents crouched in fear. israeli troops were seen making their way to the gaza border, a grim indication that a ground war may be next. this battle, which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. back in washington president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my appreciate to president obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. so, of course, in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, christiane, for that.
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it's amazing too. this thing is playing out in social media. to show you how times have changed, the israeli military media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line in addition to the violence on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. all of this began earlier this week. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ñ
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as we all know, we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a milestone, bringing smiles to 100 million boys and girls. abc's terry moran has the story.
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>> reporter: you remember, your first book. a moment filled with bright dreams and possibilities. and in washington, d.c., these children began living those dreams. >> little tiny baby bird. i didn't see that. >> reporter: kalia is one of millions of american girls and boys, books are luxuries in many of their homes. >> we are here to celebrate the 100 millionth book. >> 20 years ago kyle zimmer founded first books bringing books to children in need, 100 million books now and counting. >> i have seen the light in their eyes go on. they can't belief they got to keep books of their own. >> reporter: it makes a lifelong difference. studies show a child's ability to understand stories jumps 20% when there are books in the home. way back in 1992, crystal stewart got a book from first
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books. she was the oldest of four kids of a working mom, and she just loved to read. still does. it almost sounds like reading helped you get away from the tough parts of your childhood. >> it did, yes. >> reporter: chase kennedy received the official 100 millionth book from first book. >> green eggs and ham! they become voters. they can get jobs. it's a tremendously empowering thing for somebody to become a reader. >> reporter: congratulations. >> thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. our children, our future, what dreams they carry away. terry moran, abc news, washington. >> power of a book. >> absolutely. a lifelong passport to success. learning how to read. one of these days we should learn how to read. we've got to follow their example. >> what does that say? >> we'll be back. xpenses. the rest is up to you.
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>> welcome back. time for "insomniac -- >> -- theater." >> the movies this weekend, two very different romances. >> indeed. twihards are rejoicing because "breaking dawn 2" is here. >> finally. >> or you could go see "silver linings," bradley cooper's latest movie. the first one, twilight. >> theoretically it's the fifth and final film. where they left things off with the first one, bella. kristen stewart having robert pattinson's baby the to save her during child birth, he turns her into a vanilla pooir. the baby is half human, half vamp. and allegedly supposed to be like the future spouse of taylor lautner. bella has become a vampire. they're telling her this is what you need do in order to act like a vampire because they don't breathe.
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it involves their posture. they have red eyes. so they're saying here's what you need to do to act like you're human. >> hold your breath. it will help with the thirst. don't forget to move your shoulders so it looks like you're breathing. >> don't sit so straight. humans don't do that. >> okay. i got it. move around, blink, slouch. >> okay. so the ap says it's by far the best film in the series. doesn't mean it's necessarily good. the director, bill condon lets his freak flag fly. the l.a. times says, breaking dawn 2 doesn't take itself so seriously more humor in general. >> apparently a crazy climax in the end of the movie too. >> yes. >> that should be cool. a very different kind of movie here, "silver lining" and the bradley cooper character is getting discharged from a psychiatric facility by his
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mother. starts a new life, goes back to his childhood home, tries to reunite with his estranged wife, off his meds. interesting situation. meets jennifer lawrence character, a young widow, all the emotional turmoil stems from there. take a listen. >> how is your job? >> i'm having sex with everybody in the office. >> everybody? >> i was very depressed after tommy died. it was a lot of people. >> we don't have to talk about it. >> thanks. >> how many were there? >> 11. >> wow. >> i know. >> a real self-starter there, jennifer. l."l.a. times" likes it. director, getting props. smart, honest, unexpected dial@ññcús1@@ú?
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this morning on "w new this morning on "world news now," deadly days in the middle east. once again palestinians and israelis are trading fire.
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>> it is the heaviest spat of violence in four years, and there's no sign that it's going to end any time soon. it's friday, november 16th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." well, we are talking about hundreds of missiles being fired into israel and dozens of air strikes against targets in the hamas-ruled gaza strip. good friday morning, everyone, i'm paula faris. >> a busy end to this week, that's for sure. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. a serious matter addressed to day on capitol hill, that is whether former cia director david petraeus will tell lawmakers about the deadly attack against americans in benghazi back in september. what else he may be asked about, who knows. the lawmakers insist their focus will be strictly on that attack. plus, in the wake of superstorm sandy, hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed. we will check in on what effect that is having on the used car
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market. >> very interesting story. could impact consumers nationwide. so that is not a northeast story by any stretch. plus, uh-oh, could there be trouble in paradise? we're hearing word the marriage of kris and bruce jenner might be on the rocks. now, if that's not a story for a friday "skinny," you tell me what is. >> we would be shocked if that happened, right? >> they're classy. i'm sure they'll save the break-up for the next season. >> reality tv. first, it is another day of violence. nearly 100 israeli missiles exploded in gaza city as the death toll climbed to 19. >> well, on top of that, israel is now threatening to bring in tanks and troops as well to fight on the ground. abc's alex marquardt reports. from gaza city. >> reporter: all day long rockets filled the bright blue sky. gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital.
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sirens blared as residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south, this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its targets, militant groups, most notably hamas. caught in the crossfire, at least 12 civilians, including an 11-month-old boy. what did my son do to die like this, his father cried? this is what the aftermath of one of the strikes looks like, a massive crater filled with cinderblock and rebar. the strong smell of diesel fuel, several houses around were damaged very badly, and residents here on the street tell us they hope hamas and groups will keep firing rockets into israel for retaliation. israel says this is a rise to the almost 800 rockets that had landed in israel from gaza this year alone. this biggest escalation in years began with israel targeting the
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car of hamas's top military commander, eliminated in the blink of an eye. israel said it is ready to enlarge this operation and there are reports of significant troop movements towards gaza. 30,000 reservists may be called up, a sign that an israeli ground incursion into this tiny enclave may be imminent. >> abc's alex marquardt reporting from gaza city. our other major story, former cia chief david petraeus heads to capitol hill this morning. it's his first public appearance since the scandal broke. petraeus is expected to face questions how the cia handled the attack on the consulate in benghazi. we won't be able to hear the questions it all takes place behind closed doors. there will be two more hearings that take place two weeks from now. those will be open. this one won't be. >> it's interesting too. one of the leading critics of the benghazi situation, senator john mccain, he made some headlines yesterday because there was a closed door hearing yesterday, debriefs for a group of senators on the committee of
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which he is a member. at the same time he is holding a press conference, blasting the president calling for detail. he is missing the actual meeting where they were debriefing senators about the situation. office called it a scheduling glitch or error of some kind. it was just -- he has been so vocal, how did you miss this particular meeting? he kind of had very tense words with a tv producer that made a lot of headlines yesterday. so hopefully people will end the news conferences and get to the real important parting the investigative part of what happened. you know, leave the media alone. let's get to the hard work. >> i think he's part of that congressional committee asking for a watergate style of investigation. >> yes, bringing all of those committees together. >> yes. petraeus is also speaking for the first time about the affair which ended his career. he tells kyra phillips he screwed up terribly and even felt fortunate to have a wife who is far better than he deserves. he also told phillips he has not spoken to paula broadwell since the scandal broke and he never passed on classified
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information. attorney general eric holder under fire for the fbi's role in the benghazi attack. that issue is exactly why the white house and top lawmakers were not told that the head of the cia was being investigated. >> as we went through the investigation, looked at the facts, and tried to examine them as they developed, we were very -- we felt very secure in the knowledge that a national security threat did not exist. it warranted the sharing of that information with the white house or with the hill. >> we also learned that the cia has now launched its own investigation into petraeus during his time in the cia, and the army said yesterday it has no interest in calling the retired general back to active duty to pursue adultery charges against him. and we're also learning that the two women caught up in the scandal may have tried to profit from their ties to david petraeus. >> during her affair with
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petraeus, his biographer paula broadwell appeared in an infomercial last december for some lightweight machine guns. meanwhile jill kelley is accused of using petraeus o petraeus' ny brokering a deal with south korean officials for an energy facility and asking for an $80 million commission, as part of the multibillion dollar deal. we're told after that, petraeus asked kelley to stop throwing his name around. >> and it's interesting too. she was trying to broke ter deal. the gentleman whom she was speaking to when she asked for the $80 million fee, he is like i knew right away she was inexperienced and unqualified for the job, but she also said that she had access to senior government officials in korea and that petraeus arranged for her to get the position of honorary consul for south korea. >> no one likes a name dropper, you know what i mean? when you're -- when you have positions of that prominence and power and literally national security is at risk, you have to be -- you have to think.
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the folks have to be careful about with whom they associate and who they have as their friend. so it sounds like in some ways both women were trying to, you know, profit, publicity wise and financially from their relationships. so, just gets messier and messier. and moving on to a very sad story, witnesses in texas are describing a horrifying scene. at a railroad crossing where a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded war veterans. four people were killed. 17 injured in the accident at a train crossing in midland. the union pacific railroad says the crossing gates and lights were working at the time. the national transportation safety board is investigating. however, witnesses say the gates did not come down before the float crossed those train tracks. president obama is extending today's deadline now giving states until mid-december to decide how they want to proceed with the new health care law. states must create markets for customers to shop for health insurance, or the federal government will do it for them. while some republican-led states are backing off their opposition to the law, at least seven governors say in their states they will not set up that exchange.
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here is a look at your friday weather. few showers possible in the mid-atlantic and south florida. east coast, pleasant conditions. rain along the california coastline. >> it's about 10 degrees warmer than usual in colorado springs. minneapolis is right where it should be in the mid-40s. honolulu and miami, get jealous in the mid 80s. an amazing soccer goal if we are showing it to you here on "world news now". it happened wednesday night in an exhibition match between sweden and england. >> this is so awesome. keep your eye on the screen. this is crazy. wait for it. boom. that was when sweden's zlatan ibrahimovic pulled off what is being called the greatest goal ever scored. he pulled off this overhead kick about 25 yards away from the goal. it's coming again. then in true soccer celebration style, of course, pulled off the jersey, we guess he just wanted
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to show off the major ink that he has on his back. >> wait for it. i didn't get to see the ink on his back. can we play the video again? >> you have privacy in your office. you will be able to look at it though. that was incredible though. >> that was good. yeah, his abs were great. >> his what? >> his abs. when michael lohan is in "the skinny," it may not be good. let's just say -- this one is not good. >> not at all. first, replacing the car that was lost to sandy. more expenses for those who were hit the hardest. stay with us. we'll be right back. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ouncer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. what's today's dare?
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welcome back, everyone. president obama visited new york yesterday to see the lingering damage from superstorm sandy. he took an aerial tour of the areas ravaged by wind, water, and fire, and comforted families on staten island where the loss of life was very high, telling them the government would be there for the long haul. >> but one aftershock of the super storm that is hitting the survivors hard is also rippling across the country. the price of used cars is now going through the roof. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: for the thousands of families who now need to rebuild their homes after the storm, hurricane sandy's second act feels especially cruel. >> we all lost our cars. at the same time, we're all trying to get a car.
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it's a madhouse. >> reporter: many of these families lost their transportation. more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today used car dealerships are busy with storm victims, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we're expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into the staten island used car dealership to buy a car, five lost their cars to the storm. michelle and thomas licari just bought a used minivan that came with 70,000 miles. >> we were hoping to get something for under $10,000. i wind up spending $13,000. >> reporter: it was a happy moment, but costly too. >> i need a car. i have off to go to work tomorrow. so i am planning to suffer. >> reporter: nancy zito lost two cars. today she can only afford one. >> we just don't have the money. >> reporter: it is not just the hurricane zone. experts believe used car prices will rise across the country as
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dealerships in new york and new jersey drain supplies. michael deville manages a dealership in los angeles. >> the east coast dealers are going to have to buy used cars. they're going to come over here to buy used cars. that may cause a price increase. >> reporter: but on staten island, this dealership told us they're trying to work with their customers who are also their neighbors. >> we, as managers, were told from the owner and the family not to hurt anyone, not to gouge anyone, be fair. >> yeah. >> this is staten island. >> reporter: and the storm has already cost everyone so much. steve osunsami, abc news, new york. >> another trick they talk about is check for water in the headlights of the cars. it can seep in as well. we also have video in from the pat station, which is a major kind of connection for commuters here, coming in from new jersey to manhattan of just how rough it was. you can see the water gushing
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into the station. it gives you the extent of the flooding issues post-sandy. >> remember tweeting a photo of it coming through the elevator door. fascinating to see the sheer devastation of that. >> oh, yeah. >> kudos to everybody working around the clock to get everything up and running here in the city. >> and the shutdown for several days, not a few weeks, post-storm. they have gotten it back up, which is great. you can see the extent of the damage. slowly but surely getting there. surely staten island is in a world of pain. hopefully getting life back to normal out there. when we come back, a kardashian marriage on the rocks? >> oh, stunning. >> which one? >> what's the buzz about kris and bruce jenner? it's in "the skinny" after this. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ñu
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome back, everyone. so are bruce jenner and -- what did they say? why are you looking at me funny? >> that's my story. >> oh. you're doing that one. >> yeah. that's all right though. you studied up. so go ahead. >> miscommunication. >> paula's attention deficit disorder strikes again. >> we can collaborate. >> you start off. >> bruce jenner and kris kardashian, allegedly might be headed for divorce court, according to the "national enquirer." bruce says he feels that kris treats him like a doormat, she constantly belittles his appearance and complains to mutual friends that he's a
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boring old fart. he's even consulted a divorce lawyer concerning his 21-year-old marriage and cto kardashian. >> they've been together a long time. >> two kids. >> yeah, something begins with a k. $155 million fortune. but he's kind of tired and fed up with her. and apparently she's been flaunting some relationships. >> with younger men. >> younger men. >> the kardashian empire is growing so rapidly her ego is a little out of control. so maybe that marriage could be headed for splitsville. it is the "national enquirer," so as always, take it with a pound, not a grain of salt. we'll see. marriages don't have too good of a rep in the kardashian family. so good luck to them. speaking of more dysfunctional families, my cal lohan, the father of everyone's favorite delinquent, lindsay lohan. apparently he was on a show and took a paternity test, a show in the uk. and the dna test proved he is, in fact, the father of an illegitimate love child,
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17-year-old ashley horn, born from an affair he had way back in 1995. all of this followed several years of public dispute between michael and her mother christie. so now he is the dad of the 17-year-old. that would be lindsay's stepsister right? so there we go. the lohan family saga, which is an episode of "jerry springer," continues to get messier and dirtier and seedier. michael lohan father of the year nominee once again. do you want to collaborate on this one again? >> yeah. eat let's go for it. okay. so last night on mtv, the cast of tt the jersey shore" collaborated, if you saw, "restore the shore," the telethon. spawning out of this, donna schroeder, wonderful graphic artist, graphic designer here,
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her son and his fraternity took it one step further. they attend james madison university. they're selling wristbands. i'm going to try to hold it up. i'm wearing one right now. both of us are holding one up. restore the shore. delta sigma phi. >> yes, indeed. restore the shore. it says on here. it has restore the shore, name of the fraternity on the bracelet. they've raised $2,000 so far, which is great. hopefully we can help them raise a little more. so if you're down there at jmu, go buy some. >> you can go to deltas deltasigmaservice and click on the donate button. >> very cool. well done, guys. well done, guys. certainly folks in the area need that money. real quick, back to oprah in the headlines as well. in addition to her projects, now getting into the organic food business, based on her property on maui, trying to get all these new names, product names. licences. >> oils, sunscreens. >> and all this kind of stuff. oprah, yes getting into the food biz. >> oils, sunscreens. >> and all this kind of stuff. oprah, yes getting into the food biz. i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ ♪ everybody's >> from day one we've been working through the weekend. >> no. it has been a lot. doesn't seem like ten days since the election. seems like six months. so much going on the last couple days. >> we've aingedd we've aged in dog years. finally one big story dominated the news this week, and it was a whopper, not a burger king whopper. >> that indeed. what began with a resignation of the cia director turned into a story about an affair, top-level documents, and a socialite in tampa, and more importantly, worth a look back. >> yes, they are. that's why they call it a preliminary investigation. they had general petraeus caught up in this in one form or fashion. and that really caused them to take it all the way through to see what they really had. >> i thought she was getting what other reporters could get. but she was just getting more of it and getting more access and more kind of close-in access than other reporters got.
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>> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> because i'm an honorary consul general, so i have inviolability. so they should not be able to cross my property line. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> what the president -- what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you'd like to see. >> yeah? well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin! >> father. >> no, i'm sorry.
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that was uncalled for. i'm sorry. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. i thought i was having a heart attack. i felt from the first tee to the 18th. i felt like i was going to pass out. but i didn't have a choice. >> it's as close as we'll ever get to the living breathing person that so transfixed people. lincoln was not a cardboard cutout. he was not the figure on the $5 bill or the remote statue in the lincoln memorial. >> i cannot wait to see that movie. >> i bet you're going to see the new "twilight" movie. >> no, no, no, no. why start now? >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. movie. >> no, no, no, no. why start now? >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. ñcñú.
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this morning, tragedy in texas. >>